Louise Keller

Louise Keller

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Louise Keller is Deputy Editor and Co-Publisher of Australia?s award-winning online movie magazine Urban Cinefile, established in 1997. She co-hosted a weekly prime time movie segment for Ovation and World Movies Pay TV Channels (2004 & 2005) with her publishing partner and husband Andrew L. Urban. With more than 20 years publishing experience, she and Andrew previously published print publications Encore Magazine, Event and Sydney Diary. Born in India and educated in French-speaking Belgian Congo (Zaire) in Africa, she formerly ran her own Public Relations Company, was a professional singer for 14 years and a television hostess.
Publications:
Urban Cinefile
Total Reviews:
1108
Location:
Sydney, Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
19% Transcendence (2014) " has all the audacity of Christopher Nolan's Inception, without the credibility ... ends up as a jumble of style over substance, leaving us feeling hoodwinked," " — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 19, 2014
76% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " As a comic book visual spectacle, this sequel excels (but)...so intent are the filmmakers to dazzle with the extraordinary stunts and visuals that (beyond its excessive length) the film fails on one major score - the emotional" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 14, 2014
87% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " As fascinating as it is bizarre and tedious, Jim Jarmusch's eclectic reality in which two vampires bound to each other through eternity, is a powerful magnet" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 12, 2014
86% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " A heartfelt drama in which bloodlines and nurturing come head to head when two babies are switched at birth" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 12, 2014
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Exquisitely directed by Fiennes, who also delivers convincingly in his portrayal of Dickens, there is a poetic quality about the film with its dreamy cinematography, ethereal music and wonderful sense of time and place" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 12, 2014
100% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " Klapisch develops some good ideas, like the German philosopher's description of life being like embroidery: the first half is pretty like the front, while the second half shows how the threads fit together. The gimmicks are effective too" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 12, 2014
32% The Other Woman (2014) " Disarmingly funny in a raucous, slapstick kind of way, this Blonde Power revenge comedy is a laugh a minute, thanks to a bitingly funny script and knock out performances" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 12, 2014
73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " Ozon's films have often explored the intricacies of intimate relationships and in particular those of women. Despite the lure of the subject matter here, there is a lack of completeness about Young and Beautiful" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 4, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Tina Fey as a Siberian Gulag prison guard is one of the highlights of this happy Muppet sequel in which Kermit is replaced by a look-alike criminal frog and Ricky Gervais plays a crooked entrepreneur" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 4, 2014
40% Divergent (2014) " Totalitarianism versus the individual is the basic concept of Divergent, a thrilling sci-fi adventure that is every bit as good as The Hunger Games with a dash of The Matrix added for good measure" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 4, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Brilliantly conceived and executed ... dry, droll and delightful. It's a treasure trove of wonders - visually and emotionally - with its stylised, colourful production design" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Apr 4, 2014
96% The Lego Movie (2014) " A healthy dose of off-the-wall humour as the action speed-skates into overdrive, challenging and surprising us constantly as ideas veer left of centre" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 29, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " High energy martial arts choreography and humour by way of slick one-liners are in plentiful supply too, and as expected, the film is non-stop dizzying action designed to propel teenage boys into comic-book heaven" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 29, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Above the expectation of the biblical epic disaster movie, it is Darren Aronofsky's top layer of morality that allows Noah safe passage, with Russell Crowe delivering his truest performance for some time - although it's not smooth sailing all the time " — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 25, 2014
58% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " Much of the narrative plays out like a TV melodrama " — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 20, 2014
22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " It's a bit turgid at times and the plot plods in the establishment scenes, but then the swell of romance and the flush of first love works its magic through its photogenic young stars" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 20, 2014
59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Much of the film relies on its shock value with graphically depicted sex acts and a parade of penises and female genitalia as von Trier's 4 hour sex-athon raises philosophical questions" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 20, 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Much of the film relies on its shock value with graphically depicted sex acts and a parade of penises and female genitalia as von Trier's 4 hour sex-athon raises philosophical questions" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 20, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Father and son relationships, time travel and being a dog have never been so much fun as in this witty, hilarious 3D animation adventure that will have the whole family barking happy" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 20, 2014
25% Pompeii (2014) " A predictable and melodramatic disaster movie in 3D that feels derived rather than fresh, cheesy instead of thrilling and earnest rather than dramatic" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 16, 2014
53% Cuban Fury (2014) " If you loved Strictly Ballroom, you will also love Cuban Fury, an upbeat romantic comedy in which the passion of salsa dancing comes from the heart and toes tap to the infectious rhythms and beat of the music" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 16, 2014
99% Wadjda (2013) " This charming and deceptively simple film about a rebellious young Saudi girl with a dream that defies the culture in which she lives, is a breath of fresh air; the insight into lifestyle and culture fascinating" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 16, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " It's a story with scale, texture and layers and whatever it lacks in grit and tension (required for a story based on fact) is compensated by chutzpah" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 8, 2014
89% Hannah Arendt (2013) " Totalitarianism with sinful intentions versus bureaucratic compliance is what is on the menu - the result is more interesting on an academic and intellectual level than in actual engagement and entertainment terms" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 8, 2014
83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Gibney's gripping documentary is a breathtaking expose, not only of cyclist Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat, but one that explores deep into the culture of the sport of cycling and its intrinsic doping problems" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 8, 2014
36% Last Love (2013) " It's the labouring nature and tone of the story that eventually wore me down in this tale about grief, love and loss, despite a wonderful cast headed by Michael Caine" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 1, 2014
93% All Is Lost (2013) " Uncluttered by narrative or dialogue, Robert Redford gives an astounding performance - spending most of the film literally and psychologically hanging on" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 1, 2014
81% Tracks (2014) " Solitude and a great sense of place is central to this gripping tale recounting Robyn Davidson's trek across the vast Australian desert in 1975, walking 1,700 miles with four camels and a dog as company" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Mar 1, 2014
59% Non-Stop (2014) " Liam Neeson, with his towering frame and credible persona, is an asset to any film (but)... too many distractions by way of character overload and red herrings" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 21, 2014
99% Gloria (2014) " A knock-out performance from Paulina GarcĂ­a as Gloria anchors this insightful portrait of a life-loving woman searching for fulfilment" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 21, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Problematic from the outset, this melodrama about destiny, chance and connections trips over its own self importance as it canvasses its ludicrous plot involving angels and demons, twinkling stars, true love and a magical white horse that flies" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 17, 2014
15% Endless Love (2014) " It's formulaic and predictable, but with its two appealing leads and romantic notions, this Hollywood style Romeo and Juliet melodrama about forbidden love, caters perfectly for its young target market as they discover a love that is worth fighting for" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 17, 2014
60% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " An ugly shock-filled, torture porn fest filled with depravity" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 17, 2014
90% Le Week-End (2014) " Disarmingly truthful with a bittersweet centre, this highly observant exploration of the complex shades of a long marriage, complete with its tensions, biting barbs, playfulness and loving familiarity weaves an edgy tale" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 16, 2014
92% Nebraska (2013) " This is a beautiful film filled with melancholy, regret and longing and whose delicacy lingers" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 16, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " An amiable romcom endowed with romance, penis-humour and M-rated sex" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 6, 2014
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Two stand-out performances and the claustrophobic depiction of a death-infested reality are the significant elements of Dallas Buyers Club. It's a tough film, based on a true story" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 6, 2014
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " It may be overshadowed by its controversial and graphic sex scenes, but the passion runs far beyond the sheets in this explosive and revelation-filled coming of age story that explores sexuality, desire, love and commitment" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 6, 2014
47% Last Vegas (2013) " Not one of Fogelman's good scripts. Like The Guilt Trip, that relied on the casting of Seth Rogan & Barbra Streisand, this flimsy premise of four 60 something guys heading to Vegas for a last hurrah is counting on star power with little else to offer" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 1, 2014
33% Labor Day (2014) " There should be more directors like Jason Reitman - he manages to take a premise and flesh it out in such a rich way, that we become totally engrossed in its reality and characters" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 1, 2014
—— Mandela (1997) " It's a powerhouse of a film: informative, powerful, moving, involving and inspirational with Idris Elba outstanding in the title role" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 1, 2014
94% The Past (2013) " A searing drama in which truths, lies, blame, guilt, actions and consequences collide in a spectacular emotional tour de force" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 1, 2014
30% Grudge Match (2013) " It's low on laughs and tries too hard, but the fact De Niro and Stallone are back in the ring giving it their best shot brings veteran entertainment value. The problem lies with the shallow, lack-lustre script" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 25, 2014
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Involving and disturbing with an inspiring central performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a ballsy film with themes every bit as confronting as those broached by McQueen in his earlier films Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011)" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 25, 2014
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Uncovers both the superficial and the profound in this exploration of life, death and the inspirations that keep things interesting" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 17, 2014
13% 47 Ronin (2013) " The film makers have cast their own illusion of smoke and mirrors and despite the cinematic spectacle that has the power to engage, the juxtaposition of Reeves' character grates, coupled with stilted dialogue and an overlong running time" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 17, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Excessive & entertaining, Martin Scorsese's wild tale of greed & spoils of sex, drugs & debauchery earns its R rating & a big tick for Leonardo diCaprio who lets fly with no safety net in a dizzying rollercoaster ride of misguided morality" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 17, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " There is much to enjoy in this easy-to-like thriller that races to its heart-pounding and spectacular conclusion is fitting style" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 13, 2014
94% Her (2014) " an intricate and intimate relationship between a romantic wordsmith and dislocated husky voice of his intuitive operating system. This film about love of a virtual kind is inventive, outlandish, gentle, revealing, warm, funny and quirky to the nth degree" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 10, 2014
95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " The wonderful thing about a Coen Brothers film is the fact that you are never sure exactly what you are going to get. One thing is for sure, you will always get more than you've bargained for" — Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 10, 2014
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